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Nvidia unveils 4K Android TV set-top console for just $199

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 04 Mar 2015 12:58 User comments (4)

Nvidia unveils 4K Android TV set-top console for just $199 Nvidia has announced the latest generation of their SHIELD series, introducing the "world's first 4K Android TV console."
The design of the console is pretty cool compared to the ugly black boxes we have become accustomed to with Apple TV, Roku and Amazon, with Nvidia's green accents (and LEDs) and a triangular shape.

Launching in May, the console will cost just $199 and include a controller. Nvidia's Grid cloud service will be pre-installed. The console supports 4K video at 60fps, the first piece of hardware to do so. Under the hood is a new Tegra X1 superchip, making it multiple times more powerful than existing set-top boxes.

In their demo, Nvidia promised 50 curated Android games that were ported specifically to work with the X1 including Crysis 3.

Here's the full spec breakdown:
•NVIDIA Tegra X1 Processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU
•4K Ultra-HD Ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60fps (VP9, H265, H264)
•Audio Features: 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI, High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz over HDMI and USB, High-resolution audio upsample to 24-bit/192hHz over USB
•16GB on board storage, MicroSD slot supporting 128GB
•Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
•Bluetooth: 4.1/BLE
•Interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, Two USB 3.0 (Type A), Micro-USB 2.0
•IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)


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4 user comments

14.3.2015 20:33

I just don't see this selling any noteworthy amount.......just as the Shield seems to have failed on any large(ish) scale this one probably will too.

Who really wants this garbage? I mean, Xbox One users likely don't, PS4 users likely don't, and certainly PC gamers won't touch this crap with a 10 foot pole.

Perhaps I'm wrong......unlikely though.

24.3.2015 22:35

Not just for gaming but it could be used for watching streaming videos & movies.

Add app capability and you got a serious competitor for Apple TV & Roku.

35.3.2015 12:07

seems a bit pointless like the shield.

425.3.2015 15:09

I cant wait to get one.esp for watching and streaming series and movies .Iam not an American with 200 channels and all new series we in europe walk one year behind if its us series. Only hbo we get some the day after they air in the US .

I use a tronsmart s89-h now and the firmware is garbage. hdim solder problems wifi problems .

At least it has a powerfull soc and i have more trust in nvidia to update their software than the chineese android garbage there is on the market with all kind of problems. Maby a lot cheaper but no fun if your buzy the whole evening to get a movie on the screen

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